The Namibian presidency – in a statement on the X website – expressed its deep concern about the “shocking decision” issued by Germany two days ago, in which it rejected the moral indictment submitted by South Africa before the International Court of Justice against Israel.
Germany announced that it would intervene as a third party before the Court of Justice to support Israel in the genocide case filed against it.
Namibia referred to what it described as “the first genocide” in the 20th century, which was committed by Germany on Namibian soil between 1904 and 1908, in which “tens of thousands of innocent Namibians were killed in inhumane and brutal conditions.”
She said that the German government has not yet fully atoned for the genocide it committed on Namibian soil.
Windhoek criticized Berlin's ignoring of the violent deaths that claimed the lives of more than 23,000 Palestinians in Gaza. It also ignored various United Nations reports that highlight the internal displacement of about 85% of civilians in Gaza amid a severe shortage of food and basic services.
The Namibian presidency reiterated President Haji Geingob's call made at the end of last month, saying that “no peace-loving person can ignore the massacre committed against the Palestinians in Gaza.”
Geingob appealed to the German government to reconsider its inappropriate decision to intervene as a third party to defend and support the acts of genocide committed by Israel before the International Court of Justice.
The International Court of Justice in The Hague witnessed hearings to consider the case brought by South Africa regarding the Israeli military attack on the Gaza Strip. In the case, Israel was accused of committing genocide crimes in contravention of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention of Genocide, which South Africa and Israel had signed. .